The Vibrant Jen Stark

Jen Stark is an artist of many mediums, but the pieces which catch my eye the most are her sculptural works. As a Miami native, her environment has influenced the brilliance of her artwork giving it a natural movement with boundaries, but not limitations. 

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” I definitely think environment and upbringing can affect art-making. Growing up in Miami I experienced so many different cultures and their colorful energy probably rubbed off on me. Also in Miami, plants are green and thriving year-round, and I was always surrounded by an abundance of them. I think my interest in nature sparked my love of accumulation, layers and microscopic patterning. Because it seems that many people can become stagnant in Miami I decided to go to Baltimore for college, even though I had never visited, or even been in real snow before. I guess the cold weather and fear of crime rate sort of forced me to become creative in the studio, focus on my ideas and let loose the vibrancy! Also, I attribute the start of the paper sculptures…”

For more of  Gabe Scott’s interview  and her work click here. 

oh yeah…this is how I feel about the fact that it’s Monday.

Shore Leave

Jonathan Queen via Miller Gallery

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One Comment to “The Vibrant Jen Stark”

  1. That’s what happens when MB & I move into a new place. Paint goes everywhere…

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